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Each and every school student will be given a packet of vegetable seeds to promote home gardening among all households under the directive of the Presidential Task Force appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, General Secretary of the SLFP Maithripala Sirisena said

 He added that this was to face the impending food crisis following the torrential rains and flash flood that destroyed many areas in the food basket of Sri Lanka. (SAJ)


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  • Dinesh Wednesday, 09 February 2011 03:54 AM

    IMPOSSIBLE !!!

    sltk2004 Wednesday, 09 February 2011 03:58 AM

    What "impending food crisis"? We are in the path of achieving massive progress throughout the country in all sectors.

    Gayan Samarasekara Wednesday, 09 February 2011 03:54 AM

    Ha ha haa.... they can throw the vegetable seeds on the other students, and get a superb fun :D

    PS: better to distribute on the last school day of the term!!

    Noah Wednesday, 09 February 2011 04:01 AM

    Even in a slum, u can use a pot to plant vegies

    Pussy cat Wednesday, 09 February 2011 04:01 AM

    Next time you will give monjokka branches to plant. Some people wisely predicted this situation, you are also doing the same.

    citizen Wednesday, 09 February 2011 04:06 AM

    V good idea. The way to go...

    Ruwan Wednesday, 09 February 2011 04:08 AM

    whats Ranil's solution to this?

    the useful blogspot Wednesday, 09 February 2011 04:13 AM

    You don't need land. You can plant in pots.

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 09 February 2011 04:10 AM

    This seems a very good concept; don't know why nobody thought so far; will serve so many areas.

    ruwan Wednesday, 09 February 2011 04:17 AM

    Productive idea.

    lakmal Wednesday, 09 February 2011 04:37 AM

    what a bright idea!!! if a family can survive with couple of bandakka plants grown in pots then why do we need farmers?

    Darwin Wednesday, 09 February 2011 04:41 AM

    Farmers are there to grow food. Students are there to study to make a better world in the future. These type of stop gap measure never work.

    Konde bendapu china Wednesday, 09 February 2011 04:56 AM

    I still Remember 1972 How we Grow Sweet Potatoes in Our entire school play ground

    robinson Wednesday, 09 February 2011 05:25 AM

    Very good move. We should have such long term goals if we are to be self sufficient.

    imran Wednesday, 09 February 2011 06:14 AM

    he provides seeds with pots...

    Wara Wednesday, 09 February 2011 06:30 AM

    This is not for student to become farmers. You try it and see. We can have fresh un poisoned vegetables from our own garden with least cost. Isn't it good ?

    Wara Wednesday, 09 February 2011 06:38 AM

    That is your attitude.

    Pussy cat Wednesday, 09 February 2011 06:39 AM

    Improve democracy, improve relationship with foreign countries, bring investment optimism. We should have a conducive environment for progress. We feel hopeless...

    TRUTH FINDER Wednesday, 09 February 2011 06:46 AM

    No one else except the Flood water would have brought the bright idea. Better late than never.

    M Rifai Nazim Tuesday, 08 February 2011 04:53 PM

    Excellent. Brilliant move. If this was started when we were schooling, today Sri Lanka would have been a rich country. Anyway salute the authorities for this hour of the need move.

    meranchi Tuesday, 08 February 2011 05:11 PM

    good idea [wawanno dinano]

    nimal Tuesday, 08 February 2011 06:00 PM

    a very good move....school children idea is good as they will be highly enthusiastic on this :)

    Nifaadh Tuesday, 08 February 2011 06:11 PM

    does this say dt when these students get big dey wont be able to buy vegetables... API WAWAMU RATA NAGUMU.... i guess they are trying to implement this statement

    JD Tuesday, 08 February 2011 06:45 PM

    Good move... if provided with small area of land for cultivation...

    Hemal Tuesday, 08 February 2011 07:14 PM

    wow, Great, somebody came up with an Awesome idea.
    wish all the people in the Govt will get such good ideas.

    Kotte Kusum. Tuesday, 08 February 2011 07:29 PM

    This is the best idea ever idea some one has come across in SRI Lanka.They should say that a prize is up for grabs . This will encourage youngsters. Two birds with one stone.

    Darwin Tuesday, 08 February 2011 10:05 PM

    Now we see the things that are to come. First prices are increased to help the local farmer. Now seeds to the kids to grow vegetables in their home gardens. What a mess and what worse can we expect.

    Sam Jayah Tuesday, 08 February 2011 11:40 PM

    ...this is encouraging and a very good move. It should have been implemented a long time ago!

    Antonan Tuesday, 08 February 2011 11:40 PM

    Not only packets of seeds they should be given packets of fertilizer too to get good harvests. Anyway before LG elections this govt will promise to give even sun and moon and then forget about it. Remember Rs. 2500.00?

    Vidhane Wednesday, 09 February 2011 12:00 AM

    What a clever decision taken by Presidential Task Force..,, That amount of money going to be spent... Can understand how they are going to overcome food shortage.

    Ranjith Rajasooriya Wednesday, 09 February 2011 12:56 AM

    to face any crisis proper seeds must be sown at school level. The national crisis is no exception.

    Dinesh Wednesday, 09 February 2011 01:07 AM

    The vegetable crisis is on the way and government should come up with a more appropriate way to counter it rather than comming up with practicaly impossible ideas.
    Ex- Most of us in Colombo dont have land to grown vegetables...and up country people do have the land but they are not short fall of vegetables ....

    Cobra Wednesday, 09 February 2011 02:10 AM

    Students living in flats will be getting a pot or two and some kohubath as well we hope! Jokes apart this is a good thing in which we all must indulge in but there is a drawback: Thieves who come at night and plunder the harvest. Last night they cleaned my tomato and bandakkas out completely.

    Sanje Wednesday, 09 February 2011 02:47 AM

    Brilliant idea . Some may say it;s too late but better late than Never. Even if the success rate is 15%. I guess objective is achieved. Keep going gentleman.

    Anver Wednesday, 09 February 2011 03:06 AM

    Good initiative for those who have some land of their own. Students in urban areas will have to make soup out of the seeds instead of planting.

    Ranjan Wednesday, 09 February 2011 03:12 AM

    Can the Presidential Task Force give instructions,on how to grow these seeds,where people live in flats and apartments,where there is no ground of their own?.

    Ajith Ekanayake Wednesday, 09 February 2011 03:40 AM

    Very good move.. really appreciate such..
    also need to monitor the progress of cultivation

    citizen1 Wednesday, 09 February 2011 03:42 AM

    decent idea

    Oyage sudu kella Wednesday, 09 February 2011 03:48 AM

    Ya. Better to teach our children to grow something useful in their compound. Certain vegetables can be grown in pots, too.


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